The da Vinci® Surgical System
Imagine major surgery being performed through the smallest of incisions. Then, imagine having the benefits of a definitive treatment - but with the potential for significantly less pain, a shorter hospital stay and a faster return to normal daily activities - as well as the potential for better clinical outcomes.
Only the da Vinci® Surgical System overcomes the limitations of both traditional open surgery and conventional laparoscopic surgery. da Vinci is a breakthrough surgical platform designed to expand a surgeon’s capabilities - and for the first time - offer patients a minimally invasive treatment option for complex conditions.
The da Vinci System provides surgeons with enhanced visualization - including high-definition 3D vision and a magnified view of the surgical site - increased precision, and better control. While sitting at the ergonomic console, the surgeon controls the system, which translates his or her hand movements into smaller, more precise movements of tiny instruments inside the patient’s body.
Though it is often called a "robot", the da Vinci Surgical System cannot be programmed, nor can it make decisions on its own. Rather, the da Vinci System requires that every surgical maneuver be performed by the surgeon.
With the da Vinci Surgical System, surgeons and hospitals are establishing new standards for surgical care. da Vinci is changing the experience of surgery, for surgeons, hospitals, and most importantly, for patients.
While clinical studies support the effectiveness of the da Vinci Surgical System when used in minimally invasive surgery, individual results may vary. There are no guarantees of outcome. All surgeries involve the risk of major complications. Before you decide on surgery, discuss treatment options with your doctor. Understanding the risks of each treatment can help you make the best decision for your individual situation. Surgery with the da Vinci Surgical System may not be appropriate for every individual; it may not be applicable to your condition. Always ask your doctor about all treatment options, as well as their risks and benefits. Only your doctor can determine whether da Vinci Surgery is appropriate for your situation. The clinical information and opinions, including any inaccuracies expressed in this material by patients or doctor about da Vinci Surgery are not necessarily those of Intuitive Surgical, Inc. and should not be considered as substitute for medical advice provided by your doctor. All persons depicted are models unless otherwise noted. © 2012 Intuitive Surgical. All rights reserved. Intuitive, Intuitive Surgical, da Vinci, da Vinci S, da Vinci Si, Single-Site, InSite, TilePro and EndoWrist are trademarks or registered trademarks of Intuitive Surgical. All other product names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders.